Marvel Comics gearing up to relaunch Captain Marvel in 2017 post-Civil War II

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Jul 11, 2016, 11:34 AM EDT

Carol Danvers plays a key role in Marvel Comics’ ongoing Civil War II event, but it looks like Captain Marvel will be getting a relaunch once the event comes to an end.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comic publisher has tapped young adult author Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures) to write a new Captain Marvel comic set to launch in 2017. Art will be handled by Spanish artist Ramon Rosanas (Astonishing Ant-Man). The series will use Civil War II as a launch pad and follow Carol’s life in the wake of the epic clash with Iron Man over an Inhuman with the ability to see the future.

So, how will things have changed? Captain Marvel will be a worldwide celebrity and the biggest hero on the planet once the event comes to an end, but she’s having to deal with the pain that comes with so much success. She’ll still be running Alpha Flight, just as a much bigger deal. Marvel is apparently treating the relaunch as an opportunity to attract some new readers ahead of the 2019 release of the big-screen Captain Marvel film, which currently has Brie Larson in negotiations to star. 

“She will be one of the most popular heroes on the planet—but that’s not something she is very comfortable with,” Stohl told THR. “And of course she’s lost a lot of folks that she’s loved so she has to cope with that, too. That being said, she still has a job to do as commander of the Alpha Flight. Her latest mission being recruiting and training new cadets. It’ll also bring with it a mysterious danger that will threaten everything Carol has built.”

Though this will be Stohl’s first comic, it’s not her first foray in the Marvel Universe. She previously wrote the 2015 novel Black Widow: Forever Red, which impressed the suits enough to give her a shot at a high-profile series.


(Via The Hollywood Reporter)